Monday, 9 February 2009

Slip up

So you've impounded a cargo ship to search it for drugs. You've found none, but laws or customs, mean you have to keep the ship impounded for five months. Fair enough. Except...the ship is full of bananas. Can you imagine what a cargo ship full of bananas would smell like after one month, two months and on?

In fact it's so bad, as you've probably just imagined, that crew on the ship have been issued with nuclear bio-hazard suits and respirators to protect them against the "toxic rotting bananas". Valery Osipov, head of a local ecology group, said: "We are now
raising this with the SBU, the port authority and the regional
environment department. "They need to understand the situation and release the crew from this 'banana prison'."

Bizarre world this isn't it?

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